Oklahoma Redistricting Initiative (2012)

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The Oklahoma Redistricting Initiative did not make the November 2012 ballot in the state of Oklahoma as an initiated state statute.

The proposed initiative called for changing state laws to prohibit lawmakers from drawing district lines that favor any political party, incumbent or challenger. Additionally, the proposal called for keeping cities and counties intact when drawing district lines, when possible.[1][2]

The proposal was filed by Sen. Jim Wilson with the Oklahoma Secretary of State on September 21, 2011.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oklahoma signature requirements

Once the ballot text is approved by the Oklahoma Secretary of State's office, supporters have a total of 90 days to gather and submit a minimum of 82,782 valid petition signatures.

Proponent Sen. Jim Wilson said he obtained an estimated 20,000 signatures but fell shy of the 82,782 signatures required as of the official deadline on Monday, December 26, 2011. Although offices were closed due to holidays, supporters had until December 28, 2011 to submit petitions.[3]

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